Development of the Home Pregnancy Test

@article{Vaitukaitis2004DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the Home Pregnancy Test},
  author={Judith L. Vaitukaitis},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={1038}
}
  • J. Vaitukaitis
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: The home pregnancy testworks by measuring human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone in urine. This hormone was initially studied in NICHD intramural laboratories as a reliable marker of certain tumors. Refinement of the assay for hCG detection to enhance specificity enabled its ready application to pregnancy detection. 

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